Out of Class is a young charity run by a dynamic team of people who think difference is good. We believe dreams are where plans are born and just because someone has fallen short of the academic measure used by our education system it shouldn’t mean the end of opportunity altogether.
Struggling academically doesn’t always mean working harder… sometimes it just means working differently, thinking outside the box and in our case outside of class. Out of Class was made to help young people find something they love so when the age old question “what do you want to do when you finish school?” comes around they might just have an answer
To give young people the opportunity to discover vocational skills and grow a generation that respect and value non-academic attributes in each other.
To create a space for discovery and growth where academically challenged young people can utilise skills rarely used in the classroom. Helping young people find something they love and excel at and having the support and guidance to turn those skills into a future. Young people on the project are encouraged to try new things and reflect in a non-judgemental environment where the process is just as important as the finished product.
Our Objectives and Outcomes
We run weekly sessions outside of school or college time for young people aged between 8 and 20 years (or 25 years for those with special educational needs) to try out and develop new activities and skills.
Through an increased understanding and respect for non-academic skills we expect to see higher self-esteem, fewer education dropouts, higher employment rates for young adults and more acceptance of differences.